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Critic Consensus: "Chapter 4" reintroduces some classic American Horror Story chills while providing answers to epic questions and hinting at links to prior seasons.

Episode Info

An ancient evil threatens the Millers and Cricket learns the source of the settlers' power.

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Critic Reviews for Chapter 4

You'll recall that last week I mentioned that "Roanoke's" biggest sin so far was that it was boring. The good news is that "Chapter 4" brings some of the old "American Horror Story" magic.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It may just be all the Lady Gaga, but this felt like the most satisfying and scary hour AHS: Roanoke has delivered yet.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Shelby and Matt reneged on their agreement with the erstwhile Thomasyn White in "Chapter 4" Wednesday, setting the stage for more of the kind of supernatural shenanigans for which the word "Croatoan" was apparently invented.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

It does seem that the one that has the first five episodes reflecting elements of each previous season has already more or less come to pass, what with the mention of the Mott family in this episode.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

American Horror Story Season 6 Episode 4 was the televisual equivalent of reading a speculative history paper about the vanished Roanoke Colony. To rephrase: There was so. Dang. Much. Exposition.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Episode 4 brought us a better look at the mysterious "Pig Man", who fans are potentially pinning down as linked to Murder House's "Piggy Man" - an urban legend which terrorised one of Ben's patients.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Holy exposition, Batman, this episode sure has a lot jammed into it. It's like, all of a sudden, the staff of AHS realized they only have so many episodes left so it's time to stop dithering on My Roanoke Nightmare and start answering some damn questions.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a graphic bloodbath that oozes all over your screen in the raw and sadistically compelling way only American Horror Story can pull off. Beware if you turn green easily: most of this episode cannot be unseen.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

There was a lot of information. Which is probably the best thing this series can offer us right now since there aren't any real scares.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

In a messy, visceral jumble of storytelling from every angle, "Chapter 4" of American Horror Story: Roanoke spills its guts.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…